Assets: South of $5 Trillion; Liabilities: North of $21 Trillion
In February of each year, the Government Accountability Office puts out an updated snapshot of the books, written in plain language. Since Congress is working and this is an election year, it's prudent to revisit the basic assets and liabilities graph published in the latest Financial Report of the United States Government – Fiscal Year 2015, quoted below, from the publication:
What We Own and What We Owe
The chart summarizes what the Government owns in assets and what it owes ...

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